I just got off the phone with my friend who has been teaching for 16 years (MD and VA) and has her Masters in Education. After 6 consecutive years of salary cuts and holds she is projected to make ONLY $38,000 next year (after another, you guessed it, 3% pay cut).
America, teachers matter.
If you want to see a difference in our public schools start by professionalizing teachers and honoring them with the RESPECT and SALARY they deserve. Working with schools across this great nation I learned there are more committed and qualified teachers than not. Yet, the likelihood of keeping instructors of excellence is slim at best.
Simply finding it hard to believe…
We are a nation that builds OTHER nations and we can’t fix our educational system? We can’t figure out a way to equip educators with the tools they need in order to be successful? We can’t figure out a way to give our children the BEST? We are simply content to see our schools and thus our children fail?
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!….Makes me just plain angry!